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Ella at the futuristic City of Arts & Sciences

On the quest of the holiday grail in Valencia

Destination: Valencia

Spain’s third city, Valencia has plenty of hidden treasures to explore by day, and a nightlife that lasts till dawn the day after

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Fishing boats, Ikaria (©

Ikaria: Greece's lost horizon

Destination: Ikaria

Ikaria used to be a well-kept secret, but the cat is out of the bag now. Beyond the rocky ramparts of this Greek island, you'll find verdant valleys and fine beaches

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The catch of the day goes straight from the fishing boats to the restaurants that line the harbour (©

Rafina: Greek island hopping starts here

Destination: Greece

Savvy travellers know that if you're planning to do a bit of hopping round the Greek islands, the little seaport of Rafina is the best place to start

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Spice up your life in Grenada

Destination: Grenada

It's not difficult to get a taste for one of the Caribbean’s best-kept secrets – the spice island of Grenada

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Little island of Thudufushi

Relaxation guaranteed on Thudufushi Island, Maldives

Destination: Maldives

Idyllic mini parcels of paradise in the Indian Ocean, total escapism guaranteed. And Thudufushi Resort will even appeal to those who have trouble contemplating a week of slothfulness...

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Smoke rising from the waters of Lake Atitlan

On retreat in Guatemala

Destination: San Marcos La Laguna

With eco hotels and meditation centres, the lakeside town of San Marcos La Laguna, in Guatemala, is turning into an alternative spa retreat - with stunning surroundings as an added bonus

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Beach view from the Sheraton Hotel, Sanya - home to the 2003 Miss World contest

Sino surfing: hitting the waves in Hainan

Destination: Hainan

Many tourists come to China for the culture but very few make the journey to the island known as China’s Hawaii. Time to grab the surfboard and bikini and head to Hainan...

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Kona Village Resort, Big Island, Hawaii

Island hopping in Hawaii

Destination: Honolulu

Learning to hula on Oahu, snorkelling on Lanai, following the movie trail on Kuau’i and getting up close to volcanoes on Big Island – you can do it all in Hawaii!

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View from Herm, looking out to Sark

Herm sweet Herm

by alicia

Destination: Herm

Small, stress-free and seductive, the Channel Island of Herm is the place to go if you're searching for that perfect no-frills getaway. Take your lover, your family, your friend - but not your car

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Restaurant on the beach at Hua Hin

Hua Hin: Thailand's royal resort

Destination: Hua Hin

On the sunrise coast of the Gulf of Siam sits Hua Hin, one of Thailand’s hidden gems, where the Thai royal family have a summer palace right on the beach.

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